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Picking Up The Pieces

OAKHURST – Since I hadn’t really left the house since Monday when the fire broke out, this seemed like a good day to drop my no-school-today teenager at the movies and drive north to see what was happening in the aftermath of the Junction Fire, a beast that screamed through Oakhurst with a rate of speed and intensity that had ...

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Back To Being Badgers

OAKHURST – Nervous energy was palpable at Yosemite High School on Monday, Aug. 18, as students filed in to resume their quest for annual metriculation. Young people ambled around the campus and coalesced outside the library to see if their schedules would change. They had no idea just how much would change before the day was over.

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Back To School Foothill Family Photo Album

We asked readers to send in their photographs depicting local children on their way to the first day of school, which started on Monday, Aug. 18, for many students. Another thing that started that same day was the Junction Fire, now said to have burned hundreds of acres around the Oakhurst area. While emergency responders toil away fighting the flames ...

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Update on Junction Fire in Oakhurst

OAKHURST – UPDATE 5:25 p.m. – The following MANDATORY EVACUATION NOTICE has been issued for the residents in the area of Road 222 and Highway 41, the fire is coming in your direction. Please evacuate to the Oakhurst Community Center using the following route. East on Road 222 to Road 426 use Road 426 into the Oakhurst Area. The Junction ...

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Woodcarvers Raffle Amazing Wooden Quilt For Scholarship

OAKHURST – Some may believe that woodcarving is a nearly-lost art, but not Larry Smith, co-organizer of the Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous. In fact, Larry and others are committed to preserving the skill of woodcarving in all its forms, and are currently raising money to ensure that graduating mountain area high school students are supported in their bid to become woodcarvers, ...

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Indian Fair Days And Pow Wow Weekend

NORTH FORK – The Sierra Mono Museum invites one and all to share in a celebration of heritage and culture at the 44th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, held this year on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 – 24, at the North Fork Recreation Center.

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Backyard Wildlife Talk At The Library

OAKHURST – If you live in the foothills, you probably have great stories about animal sightings in the local wilderness, or perhaps some creature great or small has run the gauntlet and turned up inside your own abode. Now, here’s a chance to learn more about those two and four legged (or no-legged) critters we’ve all come to know and ...

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Foothill Grief Support Program

OAKHURST – Hinds Hospice Center for Grief and Healing has announced the Foothill Region Grief Support Group, starting in September, for those grieving the death of a loved one. Twelve sessions of the grief support group will start on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and run on Tuesdays through Jan. 6, 2015, except for holidays.

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Veterans Stand Down This Saturday In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – All area veterans are invited to a family-style Stand-Down on Saturday, Aug. 16 at Yosemite Lakes Church in Coarsegold, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., sponsored by Caring Veterans of America. The upbeat day offers friendship, free food, clothes, and entertainment, including some exciting wrestling action.

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Kids Triathlon Returns To Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – Hey, kids (and the parents who love them), it’s time to sign up for the 2nd Annual My Tri Mountain Area Youth Triathlon, set for Sept. 6 at Miller’s Landing on Bass Lake’s south shore. The triathlon has three race distances, including a longer distance than before, and is open to all kids ages 5 through 17. ...

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